Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

S. S. "Charles Edward" in a Gale off Terawaiti Cooks Strait NZ
S. S. Ionic in a Gale
R. M. S. Niagara

Sales by Medium

Sold 118 works for
Sold 4 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 1 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Frank Barnes

Auction Houses

Dunbar Sloane
Sold 58 works for
International Art Centre
Sold 40 works for
Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies)
Sold 3 works for

Born in England, he is believed to have jumped ship in Wellington in the 1890s and took up life as a shephed, also becoming one of New Zealand's most prolific maritime artists, with a career spanning 40 years. He painted from memory from his time at sea.

The total number of works by Frank Barnes offered for sale by auction since 1973 is 159, of which 123 (77%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $12,068 for Passing Pencarrow on Her First Visit to Wellington N.Z. April 1913 sold by Dunbar Sloane in April 2021. This year 5 works have been offered for sale.

Frank Barnes is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 14
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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